Vanke New City Center Nanjing

Vanke New City Center Nanjing

Design: SPARK

Spark’s sales gallery is located adjacent to Nanjing South Railway Station: the two storey building showcases the broad spectrum of residential and commercial space available at Vanke’s mixed use development.

Conceived as an abstracted reflection of railway track geometry this bold building is shaped by functional and conceptual considerations.

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Kelpie Sculptures

The HELIX – Kelpie Heads Scotland

Artist Andy Scott’s 300-tonne Kelpie horse heads brought to life by a light, sound and pyrotechnic display

The Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures, officially open to the public on Monday, April 21st.

The Kelpie heads are one of the UK’s tallest pieces of public art, towering 30 metres above the Forth and Clyde canal near Falkirk in central Scotland.

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Library España Colombia

Library España – Colombia Building

Architect: Mazzanti Arquitectos, Bogotá, Colombia

This stunning builidng is located on one of the hillsides of the city that have been affected by harsh violence since the 80´s because of several drug traffic networks that operate within its perimeter.
It is part of the government’s social master plan program that aims to give equal economic and social opportunities to the population.

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Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia

Sarpi Border Checkpoint – Georgia Building

Design: J. MAYER H. Architects

The customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline.
The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country

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Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institute Building – Washington DC

Design: Foster + Partners ; Co-architects: Smith Group Inc.

Now designated as a National Historic Landmark, the former United States Patent Building building was rescued from impending demolition in 1958 by President Eisenhower, who transferred it to the Smithsonian Institution for use as the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The enclosure of the building’s grand central courtyard was prompted by a desire to transform the public’s experience of the Smithsonian’s galleries and provide the Institution with one of the largest spaces in the state.

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ViILA NM New York

ViILA NM New York – American House

Design: UNStudio Architects

Sadly on February 5th 2008 this family summerhouse in Catskills, Upstate New York was destroyed by fire.

The house was a simple rectilinear form floating above landscape, thus evoking seminal modern houses by Mies van er Rohe (Farnsworth) and Philip Johnson in America. The residential building was realised in April 2007.

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